Parenting, it seems, has become more difficult with all of the additional demands on our time. Most of the companies we work for pride themselves are taking up as much of our time as they can. They say they don't want to, but they do. This means that more working parents are trying to find new and creative ways to spend time with their kids, and even grandkids than they ever have before.

The above photo was taken by my friend. Her husband was away for business and their daughter missed him so much she asked if her daddy could lay down with her when it was time to go to bed. Thanks to FaceTime, he did just that.

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Here are some ways that you can stay connected to your child if you are on a business trip, working overtime, working late, a non-custodial parent that doesn't get to be there as much as you would like, or even a grandparent, these tips are for you.

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Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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